Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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I-EDUC

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Less than high school diploma
  2) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)
  3) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree)
  5) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)
  6) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less than high school diploma 14.6% 14.6%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 35.2% 49.8%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 23.4% 73.2%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 16.3% 89.5%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.5% 100%
Total N = 2869

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Less than high school diploma 16.6% 12.2% 11.0% 16.8% 27.9% 14.7%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 35.7% 31.8% 37.2% 40.0% 29.9% 35.3%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 32.5% 20.9% 21.7% 20.0% 19.9% 23.4%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 11.4% 21.4% 18.2% 12.0% 12.9% 16.3%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 3.8% 13.6% 11.9% 11.2% 9.5% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2840


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Less than high school diploma 13.8% 17.9% 14.1% 11.6% 14.6% 13.9% 14.6%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 34.0% 33.6% 34.5% 35.4% 38.3% 35.9% 35.1%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 29.6% 20.6% 23.3% 22.8% 25.1% 21.4% 23.4%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 12.7% 16.8% 17.8% 20.3% 11.3% 18.3% 16.4%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 9.9% 11.1% 10.3% 9.9% 10.8% 10.5% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2846


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Less than high school diploma 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.6%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 35.2%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.4%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 16.3%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Less than high school diploma 32.5% 21.0% 13.1% 4.7% 2.9% 1.9% 13.7%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 41.9% 51.5% 40.9% 32.1% 27.9% 17.2% 35.6%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 19.4% 17.7% 26.3% 31.0% 25.0% 21.5% 23.6%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 5.3% 7.5% 14.0% 19.9% 27.3% 30.6% 16.6%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 0.9% 2.4% 5.7% 12.3% 16.9% 28.7% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2544


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Less than high school diploma 19.8% 14.8% 13.6% 12.2% 14.8%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 43.6% 33.1% 36.6% 28.0% 34.9%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 21.8% 26.3% 21.1% 24.5% 23.6%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 8.6% 17.9% 15.1% 23.1% 16.5%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 6.2% 7.9% 13.6% 12.2% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1393


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Less than high school diploma 14.8% 18.4% 11.9% 10.5% 14.7%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 36.2% 35.0% 32.7% 36.1% 35.3%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 23.0% 20.2% 29.0% 23.9% 23.4%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 15.9% 16.6% 15.2% 17.9% 16.2%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.1% 9.8% 11.2% 11.6% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2792


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Less than high school diploma 15.5% 13.7% 14.6%
High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 35.1% 35.3% 35.2%
Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 22.2% 24.5% 23.4%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 16.5% 16.1% 16.3%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.6% 10.3% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2869



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